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Owned by movie director Francis Ford Coppola (who keeps a personal villa, 'the Francis Ford Coppola Villa', complete with attendant and private pool, yours for BZ$1800 per night), this indulgent 78-acre lodge offers 20 thatched cabañas and luxury villas, spread around beautifully manicured gardens, with some looking right over the picturesque Privassion Creek.
The lodgings feature beautiful tiled bathrooms, with open-air living rooms in the villas, and handicrafts from Belize, Guatemala, Mexico and Thailand. Luxury cabañas feature their own plunge pools and outdoor showers, as well as indoor-style Japanese baths. There's also the Enchanted Cottage, a secluded one-bedroom stone cottage with fireplace, private pool, attendant and majestic view. Two onsite restaurants serve Italian and Guatemalan cuisine; nonguests are welcome with advance reservations.
Set within the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, Blancaneaux Lodge offers an outdoor pool, organic gardens and 2 restaurants. Each charming bungalow and villa has a balcony with wonderful river views. The luxurious bungalows and villas feature a spacious seating area, a mini-fridge, free WiFi and an iPod dock. Villas also have a kitchenette. The en suite bathrooms include a bath or shower and a hairdryer. Blancaneaux Lodge is surrounded by pine trees and has its own orchid trail. The property can arrange hiking to a nearby waterfall and caves. Free bikes are also available to explore the surroundings. Free parking is provided at Blancaneaux Lodge. San Ignacio town is around 30 km away, while the Guatemalan border is within 50 km. Belize City can be reached in 2.5 hours by car.
Please inform Blancaneaux Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.